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World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

By Carina Wint Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership in promoting stability, fairness and prosperity around the world.

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Nepal’s young disaster managers

Sunday 23, Apr, 2017

In the case of an earthquake, Swosthani, 14, from Nepal and her classmates know what to do. She is no longer afraid and has joined a World Vision school club that ensures children in the community are safe.

Tools for school - vital materials for children affected by Child Labour in Afghanistan

Wednesday 19, Apr, 2017

Growing up with a father addicted to drugs, Negina, 12, from Afghanistan, was forced to work alongside her mother from sunrise to sunset to provide for her five younger siblings.

From Hunger to Chef Dreams

Thursday 13, Apr, 2017

9-year-old Rosemary doesn’t know the hardship her family used to face. She knows only the good times. Since the arrival of goats from World Vision’s Must Have Gift’s catalogue, Rosemary’s family’s situation has changed.

A $4 meal for a taste of home

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

For Mayssa, a Syrian mother displaced by conflict, the $4 dollars she rations for each meal is enough to give her three children a little taste of home. What would you be able to make with $4?

What Our Kids Need: Blogger Stories

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

At the start of the year we asked to bloggers write about what their children last needed and what this meant to them. We were delighted with the inspirational posts that came back.

Caring for children in conflict: Child's play

Monday 03, Apr, 2017

All children love to play, whether at home or away. Children in the Lake Chad Basin are no different.

Fighting tuberculosis in drought-stricken Somalia

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

While Somalia is struggling with an on-setting famine, the country is, at the same time, fighting another silent killer: Tuberculosis. 8-year-old Molit and his brother Ali are being treated for Tuberculosis by World Vision.

The hopes and dreams of four orphaned children in India

Thursday 23, Mar, 2017

We spoke to four orphaned children in India, currently hoping to be sponsored, to hear their hopes and dreams for the future. Read their stories.

First faces of famine in Somalia

Wednesday 15, Mar, 2017

Muhammad is severely malnourished. You can see something is wrong the moment you meet him. But it’s quickly confirmed by the World Vision doctors who have set up a mobile heath unit in Muhammad’s community. His weight and arm measurements are dangerously l…

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World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership i…

World Vision UK honoured at prestigious Revo Opal Awards

Monday 10, Apr, 2017

World Vision UK’s innovative installation ‘Journey of Hope’ has won Highly Commended at the prestigious Revo Opal Awards in London.

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Bruss…

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal raises £40 million

Wednesday 29, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK has today welcomed the £40 million raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa.

Drought and conflict in South Sudan fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

International Children’s charity World Vision UK, is today warning of the soaring refugee crisis as drought and conflict in South Sudan force people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.

World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

Tuesday 21, Mar, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to double its matched funding for the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa c…

World Vision joins faith-based NGOs in support of DEC East Africa appeal

Friday 17, Mar, 2017

World Vision - alongside faith-based NGO’s: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund – called on faith communities across the UK to support the Disasters Emergency Committ…

World Vision UK joins the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to end famine in East Africa

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK joins multi-agency fundraising appeal to help millions on the brink of starvation in East Africa.

Survivor of rape in conflict praises Angelina Jolie and UK government

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

Angela Atim of Watye ki Gen meets Angelina Jolie at UK government to support survivors of sexual violence in conflict.

World Vision UK launches East Africa Crisis appeal

Friday 10, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK is today launching the East Africa Crisis appeal to help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the most vulnerable children and families in the region.

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role

Thursday 02, Mar, 2017

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role as part of the charities new strategy to reconnect with the Church.

Partnering with Microsoft & Facebook to bridge education gap and teach Syrian child refugees using digital technology

Friday 24, Feb, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision is partnering with Microsoft, Google, Cisco Facebook; and other tech companies to host the #EdTech summit (01-02 March) which aims to …

Urgent action needed to save hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children from famine in South Sudan

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

As a state of famine is declared in parts of South Sudan, international children’s charity World Vision warns that aid urgently needs to reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable c…

Lake Chad Basin's forgotten children: Urgent action required to save lives as conflict drives hunger and exploitation

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

World Vision is urging international donors attending the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region to take swift and sustained action to help end the suffer…

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Child labour and how child sponsorship is helping

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

Child labour is a fact of life for millions of children around the world. You can help us continue to tackle child labour by sponsoring a child today.

Hearing from the Kids Club | Pregnancies and education in the time of Ebola

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The stress of war on parents | Supporting refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday 22, Jun, 2016

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A refugee mother's to-do list

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

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Every drop counts | Clean water in Malawi

Saturday 18, Jun, 2016

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Communities tackling hunger | El Nino in Ethiopia

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

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Who knows best what children and communities in poverty need? Try asking them!

Tuesday 14, Jun, 2016

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